M, #2002, b. circa 1853, d. circa 16 February 1928
|Father||Josiah Hebner b. 23 May 1830, d. 15 Apr 1915|
|Mother||Sarah Harrington b. 9 Feb 1836, d. 5 Aug 1907|
Rueben Hebner was also known as Rueben Heebner. He was born circa 1853 at Ontario, Canada. He appeared on the census of 7 June 1870 in the household of Josiah Hebner at Livonia Twp., Wayne Co., Michigan, USA. He was listed as: Hebener, Reuben, age 17, male, white, at school, works on farm, born Ontario, Canada, both parents foreign born. He witnessed the marriage of Charlotte Wreggitt and John Hebner. He and Helena Dumond, daughter of William Dumond and Hannah Wilson, were married circa 1879. He appeared as household head on the census of 3 June 1880 at Dunkirk, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA. He was listed as: Hebner, Rueben, white, male, age 27, married, no occupation listed, born Canada, both parents born Canada. Helena Hebner and Edith M. Hebner also appeared in the household. His father in law, William Dumond, was written about in the book "The History of Dane County Wisconsin". Here is an image of the book pages. He appeared as household head on the census of 1 June 1905 at Oregon, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA. He was listed as: Heebner, Rueben, head, white, male, age 52, married, born Canada, parents born Canada, farmer, employed for the last 12 months, owns and has a mortgage on the farm. Helena Hebner, Huldah Hebner and David Hebner also appeared in the household. He appeared as household head on the census of 4 May 1910 at Oregon Twp., Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA. He was recorded as: Heebner, Ruben, head, male, white, 56, first marriage, married for 32 years, born in Canada of German origin, both parents born in Canada of German origin, immigrated in 1877, speaks English, farmer, doing general farm work, working on own account, able to read and write, owns and has a mortgage on the farm. Helena Hebner, Josiah Hebner and Amel Otterson also appeared in the household. Rueben died circa 16 February 1928 at his farm house, near Brooklyn, Wisconsin, USA. He was buried at Rutland Center Cemetery, Rutland, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA. A touching article on his death, can be found here.